‘Contemporary dance is for everybody!’
Curve, swing, twist, drop – you know the words, now let your body do the talking. Come along and enjoy a dynamic and creative class that will leave you with the buzz that comes from dancing!
Julia is a Dance Associate with Ross-shire’s highly respected professional company plan B. She is a performer for live dance and film and a dance artist leading projects in schools and community groups across Ross-shire.
Julia recently worked on a plan B dance project ‘My Best Friend’s Friend’ involving the six feeder primary schools for Ullapool High School. Working with plan B’s other Dance Associate Robbie Synge, this project will continue in 2012 when they return to Achiltibuie, Badcaul, Lochinver, Scoraig, Stoer and Ullapool primary schools.
Contemporary dance is a very interpretive style of dance that focuses on unconventional movements. It was considered unconventional because it shifted away from classical ballet and lyrical dance forms. Contemporary dancers were considered revolutionary, pulling from non-western styles such as African-style dancing. Unlike classical ballet, contemporary dance does not have fixed movements, instead it is a search for new forms and dynamics. It focuses on oppositional movement, alignment, raw emotion, and systematic breathing.